ERIC Number: ED372297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Math Standards. The ABE Math Standards Project. Volume 1.
Leonelli, Esther, Ed.; Schwendeman, Ruth, Ed.
This document is the outcome of a project conducted in Massachusetts to apply the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" to adult basic education (ABE) learning environments. The first chapter describes the work of the Math Team, a committee of 22 adult basic education teachers who conducted the project. Four goals are discussed: review the NCTM standards and study their applicability to ABE; develop NCTM-based standards for four environments--ABE/basic literacy, adult secondary/General Educational Development, English as a Second Language, and workplace education; implement draft standards in field-based teacher research situations; and produce final standards and a report recording the teacher research process. Chapter 2 explores the characteristics of adult learners in each of these environments. Chapter 3 lists the 12 Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Math Standards and discusses ways to implement them with adult students. For each standard, a rationale, application, and summary are given. The standards cover the following subject areas: mathematics as problem solving; mathematics as communication; mathematics as reasoning; mathematical connections; estimation; numbers, operations, and computation; patterns, relationships, and functions; algebra; statistics and probability; geometry and spatial sense; measurement; and evaluation and assessment. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.; Holyoke Community Coll., MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts